Bruce Lundvall Dies

Bruce Lundvall, 79, former CEO of Blue Note Records has died following a battle with Parkinson’s disease. 

Lundvall was reportedly living in a senior assisted living center in New Jersey at the time of his death.  At Blue Note, Lundvall was responsible for signing acts like Norah Jones, Dianne Reeves and Joe Lovano, all of whom performed at an August benefit for Parkinson’s in New Jersey that Lundvall organized.

He worked closely with Miles Davis, organized Cuba’s first jazz concert in two decades, the Havana Jam, in 1979, and became president of Elektra/Musician in 1982. He revived Blue Note in 1984 and created Manhattan, where he signed Natalie Cole and Richard Marx. He left Blue Note in 2010, accepting the title of chairman emeritus.

. In lieu of flowers, Bruce’s family requests that a donation be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.